April 11, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Sutherland) whether the report is true that thousands of unmarried unemployed will be given work at Valoarbier camp, and if so what sort of useful work will they be required to do.
Hon. D. M. SUTHERLAND (Minister of National Defence). Mr. Speaker, the answer is yes. Probably there will be about a thousand single, homeless, unemployed men employed at Valcartier camp. Largely they will be drawn from Montreal, because there is a necessity of getting some mem out of that city. A good deal of work can be done by way of clearing roads. Sooner or later probably some new buildings will have to be erected there to replace the present arsenal at Quebec. However, that is not in immediate contemplation. At present certain preliminary work such as levelling the ground and work of that kind will be done. I have no doubt the hon. member will be quite pleased with the work done at that point.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF UNMARRIED MEN AT VALCARTIER CAMP
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